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19th February 2021, 22:46

Explosion onboard bulk carrier in the Bay confirmed by Port Authority

Hong Kong registered bulk carrier CSSC Cape Town suffered an explosion onboard as the vessel entered British Gibraltar Territorial Waters in the Bay of Gibraltar on Friday night.

The explosion appeared to be in the area of the vessel's forecastle. The cause of the explosion is as yet undetermined.

The Gibraltar Port Authority immediately deployed paramedic assistance to the vessel. The vessel is loaded with coal. There is no fire onboard the vessel. The Captain of the Port has been in touch already with the Captain of the Port in Algeciras, who has offered all assistance in support of the operation to assist with the injured crew members.